Small Business Lending

News and Articles About Small Business Lending

How Much Money Do You Really Need to Borrow?
Entrepreneur Bank Search

How Much Money Do You Really Need to Borrow?

Before getting too deep into the process of a huge business loan, ask yourself these three tough questions.
Ami Kassar
How to Find the Right Lending Alternative for Your Small Business
Small Business Lending

How to Find the Right Lending Alternative for Your Small Business

Four reasons you may need to borrow, and alternative lending options for each one.
Kari Luckett
Why Small Businesses Are Turning to Online Lenders
Lending

Why Small Businesses Are Turning to Online Lenders

Online lenders are attractive because business owners know time, not money, is their most precious resource.
Scott Shane
Replace the SBA's Outdated 7(a) Loan Program
Lending

Replace the SBA's Outdated 7(a) Loan Program

Like a Cuban taxi driver, the SBA is making due with a 1950s-era model in 2015.
Scott Shane
4 Essential Considerations of a Bank-Friendly Business Plan
Business Plans

4 Essential Considerations of a Bank-Friendly Business Plan

Your business plan is not an academic exercise or a hoop to jump through, it's a living document that shows investors, advisors and business partners that you are serious about making your dream reality.
David Nilssen
Why Alternative Financing Options Might Be Best for Your Small Business
Small Business Lending

Why Alternative Financing Options Might Be Best for Your Small Business

The small business financing landscape is continually changing, with more options than ever before.
David Sederholt
Applying for a Short Term Business Loan Online? These 4 Steps Can Protect Your Startup.
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Applying for a Short Term Business Loan Online? These 4 Steps Can Protect Your Startup.

Be informed and know for sure if signing with an unregulated lender is the right option for you.
Ami Kassar
How to Cure Entrepreneurial Brain Freeze
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How to Cure Entrepreneurial Brain Freeze

Start thinking more clearly and realistically about growing your small business.
Ami Kassar
Choosing a Lender? Watch Out for These Costly Traps.
Entrepreneur Bank Search

Choosing a Lender? Watch Out for These Costly Traps.

Eager entrepreneurs in search of startup capital should be especially wary of unnecessary services during the small-business loan process.
Ami Kassar
Need a Bank Loan for Your Small Business? Timing Can Make or Break Your Chances
Entrepreneur Bank Search

Need a Bank Loan for Your Small Business? Timing Can Make or Break Your Chances

The truth is it's easier to secure a loan or a line of credit when you don't need one.
Ami Kassar
Need a Bank Loan? The 3 Big Obstacles for Small-Business Owners.
Bank Loans

Need a Bank Loan? The 3 Big Obstacles for Small-Business Owners.

Banks are still struggling to return to the small-business market Here's what you need to know.
3 Startups Offer New 'Microloan' Options for Entrepreneurs With Big Ambitions
Startup Financing

3 Startups Offer New 'Microloan' Options for Entrepreneurs With Big Ambitions

Big banks aren't so good with small loans. There are new options available for getting financing with minimal hassle on friendly terms.
Kari Luckett
Credit Unions Are Increasingly Business Friendly
Small Business Lending

Credit Unions Are Increasingly Business Friendly

Credit unions, long an alternative to banks for individual customers, are keenly interested in small business lending.
Daniel Carlsson
Veterans: 3 Ways to Minimize the Risks of Buying a Franchise
Franchises

Veterans: 3 Ways to Minimize the Risks of Buying a Franchise

Owning a franchise can be an appealing option for men and women returning from military service. Here's some advice on what should be considered beforehand.
Joel Libava